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Vaccine friendly pediatrician in Long Island?

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Hi, could you recommend good pediatrician who is vax-friendly? We live in Rockville centre but ready to drive if necessary.
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I'm also looking for a doctor on Long Island.  I like the office we started going to, but they want us to sign a form if we delay or don't vax.  I'm really not comfortable signing the form since it says I'm endangering my child.

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Hi. I highly recommend Dr. Anthony Capobianco in Glen Cove. He is a Osteopath who also practices homeopathy. I take my daughter to see him and my sister takes my niece. He has done wonders for myself and family. When I started seeing him in high school I suffered from asthma. After 2 visits I never needed an inhaler again.
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Here's a link to the whole country list from Dr. Sears' website:

 

http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/vaccines/find-vaccine-friendly-doctor-near-you

 

My sister went to Nina Tomei in Huntington and was refused to be seen because she is on medicaid even though she had saved up the money to pay out-of-pocket, so I don't know what the deal is there.

 

When I lived in NYC, I took my children to Ben Kligler at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing- if you just need a form signed or a visit every few years, it might be worth the trip into Manhattan for that piece of mind... I don't get along with doctors usually, but he is incredibly kind, supportive and non-judgmental.  He didn't mind when I said I just wanted to have him as our family doctor just in case... well, you know what happens to AP parents now and then, unfortunately.

 

http://www.healthandhealingny.org/

 

Good luck :)

A

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I'm really not comfortable signing the form since it says I'm endangering my child.

 

Oh my god- that's crazy!

Yes, we believe we are endangering our children.  That's why we had kids- to hurt them.  Unreal!

 

A

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I'm also looking for a doctor on Long Island.  I like the office we started going to, but they want us to sign a form if we delay or don't vax.  I'm really not comfortable signing the form since it says I'm endangering my child.

I live in Queens but drive over an hour to Huntington for Dr Nina Tomei - totally worth it , not only is she no-vax friendly but she's also one of the best pediatricians out there. 

I had to sign a form, but it was the standard, disclaimer,  insurance-covering-their-ass type of form. It did not say that we were endangering our child, but as a Dr she explained that she has to recommend we vaccinate and we have to sign off saying that we've listened to her recommendation and are choosing not to vax.

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I live in Queens but drive over an hour to Huntington for Dr Nina Tomei - totally worth it , not only is she no-vax friendly but she's also one of the best pediatricians out there. 

I had to sign a form, but it was the standard, disclaimer,  insurance-covering-their-ass type of form. It did not say that we were endangering our child, but as a Dr she explained that she has to recommend we vaccinate and we have to sign off saying that we've listened to her recommendation and are choosing not to vax.


HI Blueumblella,

 

Curious if you know if Dr Tomei or anyone would give a school  excemption letter.  We will probably vaccinate selectively but not according to the school requirements and so we will obviously have problems with schools...

 

Thanks in advance...

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HI Blueumblella,

 

Curious if you know if Dr Tomei or anyone would give a school  excemption letter.  We will probably vaccinate selectively but not according to the school requirements and so we will obviously have problems with schools...

 

Thanks in advance...

 

Hi Nkny

 

I'm honestly not sure about the vax exemption letter, I know they do all sorts of school paperwork so it wouldn't surprise me if they did. If you call them (google North Shore Pediatrics) and ask a nurse they'll let you know, they've always been pretty cool with me calling with questions. They're very busy, but if they can't answer you straight away they'll call you back. 

 

Let me know how you get on! 

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